April 8, 2021 10:00 EST

Asian Arts

 
  Lot 19
 

19

A Chinese yellow-glazed archaistic vessel, Xing
Guangxu six-character mark and probably of the period

Decorated with scrolling vines, geometric scrolls, and a honeycomb diaper across the body, flanked by two lion head handles, raised on three lobed foliate feet, with a rich yellow glaze, underside marked.

H: 9 3/4 in.

Provenance: Acquired in China by the grandparents of the present owner in the 1950's.
Thence by descent.

NOTE: For another example of this form, Tongzhi mark and period, see Christie's, New York, November 20, 1990, lot 226; See also a similar example with incised six-character Guangxu mark in "Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing", Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1983, catalogue no. 143 and p. 17 for a reproduction of a page from "Illustrated Regulations for Ceremonial Paraphernalia of the Qing Dynasty", illustrating a Xing and cover. See also Evelyn S. Rawski and Jessica Rawson, "China, The Three Emperors 1662-1795", London, 2005, p. 125 no. 36 for a white-glazed Xing and cover, Qianlong period.

Sold for $3,780
Estimated at $3,000 - $5,000


 

Decorated with scrolling vines, geometric scrolls, and a honeycomb diaper across the body, flanked by two lion head handles, raised on three lobed foliate feet, with a rich yellow glaze, underside marked.

H: 9 3/4 in.

Provenance: Acquired in China by the grandparents of the present owner in the 1950's.
Thence by descent.

NOTE: For another example of this form, Tongzhi mark and period, see Christie's, New York, November 20, 1990, lot 226; See also a similar example with incised six-character Guangxu mark in "Imperial Porcelain of Late Qing", Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1983, catalogue no. 143 and p. 17 for a reproduction of a page from "Illustrated Regulations for Ceremonial Paraphernalia of the Qing Dynasty", illustrating a Xing and cover. See also Evelyn S. Rawski and Jessica Rawson, "China, The Three Emperors 1662-1795", London, 2005, p. 125 no. 36 for a white-glazed Xing and cover, Qianlong period.

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